Glyph of the word 'fulele'.


  • (v.) to want, to desire
  • (v.) to need, to require

I nevinevi fulele ei…
“A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of…”

Notes: OMG. I just created the best word ever. But I refuse to give it short shrift. The word it’s coined from hasn’t been done yet, so I’m going to wait to do that word, and then I’ll do this one. But, oh, man, it is goooood!

The word I did do, fulele, is also derived from a word I haven’t done yet, but its derivation is more straightforward. When I do eventually do that one, I think I’ll have to do some grammar discussion, because it’s one of the more bizarre corners of Kamakawi grammar. Fulele is pretty straightforward: The wanter is the subject; the wanted thing is the object marked by i. Notice, though, that it’s actually a causative…

For today’s great moment in Rick Rolling, how about a strip from one of my favorite comics XKCD (complete with hover-over message)!

Comic 351 from XKCD.

[Note: Original comic can be found here.]

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2 Responses to “Fulele”

  1. Ka kavaka Rejistania ti:

    *rofl* That comic is really good!

    And the ideogram looks like a person moving towards something :)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Ha, ha! Now that I look at it, it kind of looks like a guy sliding on his knees with his arms in the air.

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